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Chapter 8:
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Secondary Education
Higher Education
Workforce
Financial Research and Development Inputs
R&D Outputs
Science and Technology in the Economy

 

 

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Table 8-6.
S&E degrees as share of higher education degrees conferred, by state: 1990, 1995, & 2000
  S&E degrees All higher education degrees S&E/higher education degrees
conferred (percent)
State 1990 1995 2000 1990 1995 2000 1990 1995 2000
All states 425,432 494,303 514,578 1,411,713 1,602,322 1,734,573 30.1 30.8 29.7
  Alabama 5,468 6,692 7,486 21,923 26,345 29,740 24.9 25.4 25.2
  Alaska 448 613 578 1,375 2,008 1,901 32.6 30.5 30.4
  Arizona 5,022 6,818 6,691 19,887 27,051 39,047 25.3 25.2 17.1
  Arkansas 1,941 2,554 2,828 9,318 10,835 11,936 20.8 23.6 23.7
  California 51,407 57,575 61,388 137,935 151,478 163,630 37.3 38.0 37.5
  Colorado 8,619 11,189 11,683 23,161 27,813 30,341 37.2 40.2 38.5
  Connecticut 6,419 7,150 7,042 21,190 21,284 22,376 30.3 33.6 31.5
  Delaware 1,470 1,856 1,931 4,367 5,670 6,238 33.7 32.7 31.0
  District of Columbia 5,279 6,311 6,355 13,124 15,107 15,625 40.2 41.8 40.7
  Florida 12,092 16,321 18,085 47,521 61,280 69,865 25.4 26.6 25.9
  Georgia 7,858 9,862 11,288 28,629 35,887 39,763 27.4 27.5 28.4
  Hawaii 1,559 1,876 2,203 4,841 6,174 6,687 32.2 30.4 32.9
  Idaho 1,144 1,652 1,823 4,049 5,392 5,943 28.3 30.6 30.7
  Illinois 20,570 21,309 22,749 71,412 78,983 85,255 28.8 27.0 26.7
  Indiana 10,524 11,493 11,404 36,087 39,002 41,586 29.2 29.5 27.4
  Iowa 5,385 6,391 6,611 19,739 21,585 23,084 27.3 29.6 28.6
  Kansas 4,417 5,299 5,457 16,184 19,808 20,132 27.3 26.8 27.1
  Kentucky 3,816 4,917 5,091 16,226 19,186 20,865 23.5 25.6 24.4
  Louisiana 4,972 6,618 6,998 20,303 23,765 26,040 24.5 27.8 26.9
  Maine 1,781 2,152 2,302 5,709 6,890 6,916 31.2 31.2 33.3
  Maryland 9,609 11,001 12,201 26,795 30,735 33,531 35.9 35.8 36.4
  Massachusetts 21,353 21,129 22,659 63,508 63,838 69,449 33.6 33.1 32.6
  Michigan 16,889 18,447 18,420 57,038 61,325 66,966 29.6 30.1 27.5
  Minnesota 7,878 9,287 8,951 27,967 30,521 31,648 28.2 30.4 28.3
  Mississippi 2,589 3,599 3,397 11,471 13,355 14,602 22.6 26.9 23.3
  Missouri 8,013 10,251 11,013 33,865 38,936 43,600 23.7 26.3 25.3
  Montana 1,433 1,720 2,102 4,642 5,277 6,087 30.9 32.6 34.5
  Nebraska 2,378 2,895 3,304 10,620 12,612 14,016 22.4 23.0 23.6
  Nevada 672 1,134 1,365 2,816 4,337 5,345 23.9 26.1 25.5
  New Hampshire 2,603 2,939 3,206 8,498 9,435 10,048 30.6 31.1 31.9
  New Jersey 11,438 12,214 13,940 30,960 33,941 37,278 36.9 36.0 37.4
  New Mexico 2,306 2,761 2,622 7,071 8,695 8,745 32.6 31.8 30.0
  New York 40,748 43,600 42,967 131,126 143,457 149,317 31.1 30.4 28.8
  North Carolina 10,991 14,072 14,651 34,164 40,773 46,029 32.2 34.5 31.8
  North Dakota 1,374 1,440 1,519 4,893 5,152 5,798 28.1 28.0 26.2
  Ohio 16,891 19,331 18,511 62,877 68,613 69,677 26.9 28.2 26.6
  Oklahoma 4,412 5,306 5,982 17,952 20,649 21,353 24.6 25.7 28.0
  Oregon 4,873 6,043 6,575 16,314 17,324 19,192 29.9 34.9 34.3
  Pennsylvania 23,581 26,063 26,577 77,429 85,133 90,586 30.5 30.6 29.3
  Rhode Island 2,744 3,185 3,012 10,774 11,430 10,696 25.5 27.9 28.2
  South Carolina 4,489 5,816 6,036 17,385 19,976 21,649 25.8 29.1 27.9
  South Dakota 1,407 1,930 1,871 4,573 5,482 5,722 30.8 35.2 32.7
  Tennessee 6,234 7,729 8,029 23,025 27,305 31,284 27.1 28.3 25.7
  Texas 21,402 27,173 27,962 80,787 95,515 103,248 26.5 28.4 27.1
  Utah 4,716 5,880 6,277 13,747 17,524 20,194 34.3 33.6 31.1
  Vermont 2,068 2,110 2,230 5,578 5,736 6,328 37.1 36.8 35.2
  Virginia 12,033 15,434 15,662 35,117 42,026 44,808 34.3 36.7 35.0
  Washington 7,806 9,278 9,627 24,123 30,145 31,740 32.4 30.8 30.3
  West Virginia 1,926 2,621 2,750 9,282 11,083 11,144 20.7 23.6 24.7
  Wisconsin 9,755 10,336 10,257 32,271 34,213 35,276 30.2 30.2 29.1
  Wyoming 630 931 910 2,065 2,236 2,247 30.5 41.6 40.5
Puerto Rico 3,386 3,972 4,966 13,291 15,456 18,919 25.5 25.7 26.2
NOTES: The state total for each year is the sum of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. S&E degrees conferred include bachelor�s, master�s, and doctoral degrees. S&E degrees include degrees in physical, computer, agricultural, biological, earth, atmospheric, ocean, and social sciences; psychology; mathematics; and engineering. All degrees conferred include bachelor�s, master�s, and doctoral degrees.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, various years.


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